Writing the Modern World: Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, and Science and Technology in the United States

Wednesday, June 23, 2021
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (ET)
LUT LUT 105 Rebecca and Rick White Gallery
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Hochberg, Rachel A

Curated by Charlotte Scott '21

From the collection of Alan Klein '81 

March 1 through July 16, 2021

Opening curator and collector talks on March 4 at 7pm: https://haverford.zoom.us/j/94596471365

Wallace Stevens (1879-1955) and William Carlos Williams (1883-1963) are two of the 20th century’s most exemplary American poets. In a moment of crisis and change, Williams and Stevens helped further the modernist poetry movement and craft a new American poetry. This exhibit focuses on the interactions and dialogue each man had with science and technology. Developments in commerce, communication, and travel accelerated the pace of everyday life, while discoveries in physics and chemistry changed the conception of reality itself. Despite distinctions in the form and style of their work, both shared a common interest in responding to these changes and in creating a new poetry for a truly modern, and truly American, world. 

Can't visit in person? See the exhibit online here: https://ds-omeka.haverford.edu/writing-the-modern-world/

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